Watch out for sharks near US beaches

Two people from New York State were bitten by a shark on Wednesday near a Long Island beach in the United States, including one who was walking around with his paddle board.

Watch out for sharks near US beaches

Two people from New York State were bitten by a shark on Wednesday near a Long Island beach in the United States, including one who was walking around with his paddle board.

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At the beginning of July, two rescuers suffered the same fate.

However, shark attacks are usually rather rare phenomena.

In 2021, according to GEO magazine, 72 incidents were recorded worldwide and only 11 were fatal.

Florida in danger?

This week, authorities decided to temporarily close a beach in Florida due to the presence of this large predator.

"It's pretty rare, but in the Palm Beach area, authorities closed Juno Beach for about 20 minutes. The fishermen on the wharf said they had never seen so many sharks,” explains Marie Poupart, a journalist in Florida.

Since shark bites have been counted, Florida has recorded the most with 896. Second place is occupied by Hawaii, which has recorded 182.

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